I think this video, re-named for its re-posting by a third party, is poorly entitled, and I told the You Tuber who put it up so. Anyway, this is very short and very interesting video of Jordan Peterson speaking on TV with parliamentarian and a show host on issues of feminism and speech.
I happen to agree with Peterson as to why one might not want to call himself a Feminist, even if one cares to support equality of opportunity and treating women with dignity. What he points out about the data on Scandinavia and the facts from scientific evidence is enlightening on that, too.
I think, however that:
I. (Premise:) Women will never be treated equally to men in some sub-cultures of our own society and in foreign cultures for reasons of:
1. Biology – Natural Male Dominance
2. Religion – Unnatural Doctrinal Male Dominance
3. Wanted Chivalry – Asked-for Unnatural Male Dominance or Deference
II. (Superficial Explanation:)
1. Tradition – for my purposes – means a combination of natural male dominance apart from numbers 2. and 3. combined with numbers 2. and 3. Natural Male Dominance is an impromptu term I just came up with to describe what I think may stem from biology; the male frame is more powerful and men take advantage of that, and male DNA may make men aggressors. If we look at the rest of the animal kingdom, males may court females, but they seem to be just as likely to rape them without consent ーand this is prevalent in human culture with some blame partially going (justly or unjustly) to natural male dominance and relugion. In addition, pair-bonding seems to incorporate roles that validate male superiority in other species and it is still a phnomenon in the human one (see reasons 2 and 3).
2. Religion: This is the easiest one to explain. Theistic religions such as Judaism and its offshoots, Christianity, and Islam place the woman below the man, hierarchically.
3. Wanted Chivalry, or Asked-for Unnatural Male Dominance or Deference: As long as some women – including Feminists – participate in and ask to be “treated like a lady” in or out of courtship, they are asking for special status, which is interpreted in two ways:
A. indicating they are superior
B. Indicating that they are inferior or in need of care
III. Deep Explanation:
As long as A and B are the continued consequences of Wanted Chivalry, two reactions will be engendered:
C. Resentment – which will be treated with inequality and sometimes with exploitation engendering feelings and the reality of male superiority
D. Pity – which will be catered to, sometimes with compassion, sometimes with exploitation but always with a sense of superiority
What do you think?